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Old 12-31-2004, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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64" rears,springs that is!

posted on chevy forum no luck! building a truggy from a 85 chevy lwb truck. i have a set of tuff country 5" lift ifs truck 64" springs. i plan on moving the front spring hanger forward as far as i can to reduce wheelbase and still use factory spring hanger. rear will have no sheetmetal to interfere so lift is not an issue for tires. less is better! question is can i use the stock tension shackle setup with the long springs or will it cause trouble? or if i use a longer shackle with stock hanger will it do same just don't want to do it over 5 times!
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Old 12-31-2004, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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you can still do a tension shackle, the only major downside I can see would be on departure angle. with a compression shackle the leaf is the lowest, most rearward thing.
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Old 01-01-2005, 03:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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you can still do a tension shackle, the only major downside I can see would be on departure angle. with a compression shackle the leaf is the lowest, most rearward thing.
I would think the tension shackle would be a GOOD thing for departure angle, with 64" springs they are going to be way out ther might as well get them up and out of the way.
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Old 01-01-2005, 04:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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yeah the spring is up outta the way, but the shackle hangar is hanging down, and rocks will slide off a spring a lot easier than off that shackle hangar.
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Old 01-01-2005, 06:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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so do the tension shackle or compression give benefits at the same given ride height? i will be running 1410 yokes with HAD shafts so pinion angles should not be a factor, just most flex

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